(Closed) Finger Swelling & Ring Sizing

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
4811 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Why don’t you size to a 6.25 or 6.5? I think given how well your ring fits in the summer, a 7 will be too big/loose, even if you are wearing two of them. 

My rings are all sized a bit too big (about 1/4-1/2 size too big depending on the ring). I cannot stand snug rings and also have slightly bigger knuckles to worry about getting rings over. I usually wear various ring snuggies (the spiral kind rather than the split tube kind) and so on as they are still squishy enough to be comfortable with some swelling too. But they definitely don’t look as pretty palm side up!

Post # 3
669 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

My engagement ring is a 5.5 and is a little tight depending on my salt intake or how hot I am, but for the most part is great. I am getting my band in a 6.5. 

Post # 4
452 posts
Helper bee

When the ambient temperature is such that your hands are neither too hot nor too cold, this is what jewelers have advised for proper fit: The ring should be easy to put on the finger, but take a little more effort to take off (so it doesn’t fall off). On that basis, your ring may be a little more loose in the colder months, while not being tight enough to cut off your cirulation during the warmer months. And yes, adding more surface metal (e.g., another ring) will make the fit a little more snug.


Post # 5
2163 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

I’m thinking if they fit in winter and indoors, don’t go a full size up! They will be falling off in the winter time. I would do .25 or .5 up sizing max.

Post # 6
12340 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

A full size up would be huge, that would probably fly right off your hand in the winter.  A size is a huge difference, What I would do is to go as large as you can so that it doesnt slip off when your hand is it’s smallest (winter/low humidity, not bloated, etc).  That way it gives a little room for swelling and is always secure, which I think is the most important factor of sizing a ring.

Post # 7
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom

I agree with PPs! Technically, my ring size is 3.75, but both my rings are size 4. They’re loose enough to move around on my finger but not fall off in winter and snug enough that I need to take them off one at a time in summer (or if I’ve had too much sodium).

Post # 9
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

My finger does the same thing plus I have anxiety when they get tight.. so my finger measures just under an 8 and I had them go a full size up so a size 9 and my rings have never flown off in extreme heat I still swell but can still remove my rings

Post # 11
10041 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

My rings are a half size up from my actual ring size to allow room for swelling. Plus I can’t stand super tight fitting rings and given that I have a 3 ring sey going up a little in size was a must for me. I don’t recommend going any bigger than a 6.5 to avoid spinning and the possibility of losing them. 

Post # 12
314 posts
Helper bee

I am totally crazy but my band is a 7 and my e ring is an 8. I think it depends on the shape of your fingers too. My rings are both about 2 mm and my finger is larger toward my knucklw. It works for me. I never take off my band. And it turns slightly. 

Post # 13
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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MrsGAM:  same here! My jeweler pushes for me to do a 3.75 but I insisted on size 4 because my fingers swell so bad. I think .25 larger than my “actual” size is the perfect compromise for me

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